There are children who prove to be irritable and, even, aggressive in some situations. And maybe its parents or teachers cannot understand why. Others seem constantly apathetic, hyperactive, very absent-minded, awkward, vague or very picky eater.
These are many of the labels that they usually put the children who might have a Sensory Integration disorder. These problems owe to a neurological disorder. It can be showed as behavioral problems, motor or coordination problems and eating disorders. These children can be benefit of Occupational Therapy based on the Sensorial Integration approach.
However, what is Sensory Integration? The theory of Jean Ayres is one of the theories in which the Occupational Therapy is based on. This theory allows to study the sensorial process, it means, how our brain recognize the sensory processing issues like the sense of touch, hearing, sense of smell, taste, sight, proprioceptive and vestibular system; and how it manages to connect them between themselves.
Most of people have any characteristic that indicates some kind of disorder in the sensory prosecution. It does not mean you have a problem. It transforms in a problem just when it interferes with the Activities of Daily Living of the child.
The therapeutic intervention based on the Sensory Integration Approach needs to be provided by a specially trained Occupational Therapist (OT) qualified with the official courses. The OT determines through a thorough evaluation whether your child would benefit from Occupational Therapy based on the Sensory Integration Approach.
Available in our clinic of León